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During a visit to the bustling and vibrant Saturday Farmers Market at Salt Spring Island,

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I was particularly drawn to one of the vendors that displayed these cute and colorful painted seashells.

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The painted shells reminded me of my elementary school days when we painted seashells in a coloring book and reciting this tongue twisting phrase, “She sells seashells by the seashore”, to help us master the proper pronunciation of English.

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This dainty seashells stall was manned by a little girl who shared with us how her mini entrepreneur came about.

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She said she loves painting the shells since she was very young and her grandma jokingly suggested that perhaps she could sell her painted seashell one day.

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The idea thrilled her so much that she went ahead to gather more seashells to paint and showcased her colorful artworks at the market, which earned her quite a few tokens. Seeing her enthusiasm, grandma painted a brightly colored picture of the girl painting seashells by the seashore so she could display it by her “mini-artisan studio”.

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The other day I was given a handful of seashells,

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I wonder if I should paint them or just leave the natural beauty of the pearly white shells as they are.

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